The asymptomatic individual worked in a hotel in Huadu District of Guangzhou, where overseas arrivals undergo concentrated quarantine, should be treated as a close contact of an imported COVID-19 case in the city.
According to the epidemiological investigation released by the Guangzhou Municipal Health Commission on Saturday (October 17), the individual failed to meet the epidemic protection requirements when handling packages mailed to inbound travelers under quarantine in the hotel on October 12.
By Saturday, the hotel dormitory and other places that the man visited have been disinfected, and a total of 116,121 people have been tested, all showing negative results.
A total of 170 close contacts were screened, and the nucleic acid test results were all negative. Another 136 close contacts of the 170 people have been identified, and their nucleic acid test results came back negative too. All of the 306 people remain under quarantine and medical observation.
Zhang Zhoubin, Deputy Head of the Guangzhou CDC, said that the infected individual was reported during a routine testing in the hotel three days after he had contacted an imported COVID-19 case.
During the three-day period, the activities of this asymptomatic case were relatively limited. Based on current investigation, this wave of epidemic did not spread. Zhang suggested that residents should not panic and take prevention and protection measures.
Source | Xinhua & Newsgd.com